The fibers used in your carpet will determine how it looks and performs in your home. Fiber contents are usually listed on the specs sheet – it’s on the back of the carpet samples you like to feel! Don’t be confused by the dozens of trade names. Typically products will fall within one of five basic categories.
- Wool is luxurious and best for heavy-duty performance. You’ll find that wool is much softer than synthetics. We think wool is exceptionally durable and offers your home great stain resistance! It’s not our least expensive option and we think it’s well worth the investment.
- Nylon is almost as good as wool, without breaking the bank. You’ll get the same durability and feel of wool at a lower cost per square yard. Nylon is resilient, has excellent soil resistance and colorfastness. Our newer selections feature even more wear and stain resistance! If you’re in the market for it, we carry enhanced samples that have carbon-composite nylon filaments woven into the yarn that eliminate shocks.
- Olefin, or polypropylene, is both water and stain-resistant. This makes it a good, durable choice for your carpeting, whether indoors or outdoors. Both our residential and commercial clients will be very happy with this choice! Olefin is best used in low-pile carpets to prevent it from matting or crushing.
- Polyester, especially when used in a luxurious, thick pile, has a wonderfully soft texture. Color stays brilliant and soil stays out of your carpet. Polyester is a great choice for the master bedroom, where there is less foot-traffic.
- Acrylic offers the look and feel of wool, at a lower price. This moisture and mildew resistant fiber is usually best used in bathrooms.
We can take all the guesswork out of the equation for you with a consultation. Leave it to the professionals – we know exactly which fiber the carpet for your next project will need and how to best clean it.